Kansas City Royals vs Oakland Athletics Prediction MLB Picks 6/20/24

Oakland Athletics (27-48) vs Kansas City Royals (41-33)

Game Info: Thursday, June 20, 2024 at 3:37 pm (Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum)

Mitch Spence (4-3) (3.95) vs Seth Lugo (10-2) (2.50)

Betting Odds: Oakland Athletics +123 / Kansas City Royals -145 --- Over/Under: 7.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Kansas City Royals and Oakland Athletics meet Thursday in MLB game 3 action at Oakland Coliseum. Here’s a Kansas City Royals vs Oakland Athletics Prediction. This article will include a Kansas City Royals vs Oakland Athletics Pick.

Kansas City Royals Betting Preview

The Kansas City Royals are 41-34 on the year and play the Rangers, Marlins, and Guardians next. The Kansas City Royals have scored 6 runs in their last 3 games and 3 or fewer runs in 5 of their last 9 games. The Kansas City Royals have lost 11 straight games when scoring 3 or fewer runs. Bobby Witt Jr. leads the Kansas City Royals with 98 hits and 52 RBI, while Salvador Perez and Maikel Garcia have combined for 151 hits and 84 RBI.

Oakland Athletics Betting Preview

The Oakland Athletics are 28-48 on the year and play the Twins and Angels next. The Oakland Athletics have scored 19 runs in their last 3 games and 4 or more runs in 4 of their last 5 games. The Oakland Athletics have lost 4 of their last 6 games when scoring 4 or more runs. JJ Bleday leads the Oakland Athletics with 70 hits and 27 RBI, while Abraham Toro and Brent Rooker have combined for 128 hits and 68 RBI.

Kansas City Royals vs Oakland Athletics Pitching Pick Matchup

Seth Lugo gets the ball for the Kansas City Royals, and he is 10-2 with a 2.40 ERA and 79 strikeouts this season. Lugo has allowed 20 hits and 11 runs in his last 19 innings. Lugo has a 1.83 ERA and .186 allowed batting average in 54 road innings. Lugo is 2-0 with a 5.68 ERA and 18 strikeouts in his career against the Oakland Athletics.

Mitch Spence gets the ball for the Oakland Athletics, and he is 4-3 with a 3.95 ERA and 43 strikeouts this season. Spence has allowed 23 hits and 10 runs in his last 18.2 innings. Spence has a 4.18 ERA and .276 allowed batting average in 32.1 home innings. This will be Spence’s second career game against the Kansas City Royals.

Why the Kansas City Royals will win

  • The Athletics have lost each of their last six day games against American League opponents following a win.
  • The Royals have won five of their last six day games against teams that held a losing record.
  • The Royals have covered the run line in seven of their last eight day games against AL West opponents that held a losing record.
  • The Athletics have failed to cover the run line in each of their last four day games against American League opponents.

Oakland Athletics Player Prop Facts

  • Brent Rooker has hit a home run in four of his last eight appearances in day games against teams that held a winning record.
  • Brent Rooker has recorded at least one RBI in each of the Athletics' last four games against the Royals.
  • Brent Rooker has recorded at least one hit in each of the Athletics' last five home games.
  • Brent Rooker has recorded two or more total bases in each of the Athletics' last four games as underdogs against the Royals.
  • Aledmys Diaz has recorded a Double in three of his last four home appearances against the Royals.
  • Ryan Noda has scored at least one run in three of his last four appearances against AL Central opponents.
  • Ryan Noda has recorded a Single in five of his last six appearances with the Athletics as home underdogs against AL opponents.

Kansas City Royals Player Prop Facts

  • Bobby Witt Jr. has hit at least one home run in three of the Royals' last seven games against opponents that held a losing record.
  • Bobby Witt Jr. has recorded at least one RBI in seven of the Royals' last eight games against AL opponents that held a losing record.
  • Seth Lugo has recorded a win in each of his last seven appearances against AL opponents that held a losing record.
  • Salvador Perez has recorded at least one Single in each of the Royals' last six games against AL West opponents that held a losing record.
  • Seth Lugo has recorded eight or more strikeouts in each of his last three appearances in day games.
  • Vinnie Pasquantino has recorded a hit in each of the Royals' last seven games against AL West opponents.
  • Austin Nola has recorded a Double in four of his last five appearances against the Athletics.
  • Hunter Renfroe has scored at least one run in each of his last six appearances with the Royals as favorites against AL opponents.
  • Hunter Renfroe has recorded two or more total bases in each of his last five appearances with the Royals as favorites against AL opponents.
  • Bobby Witt Jr. ranks 1st amongst qualified players for Batting Average (.323) this season.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Oakland Athletics rank 28th in the league for RBI's this season (265).
  • The Oakland Athletics rank 28th in the league for batting average this season (.222).
  • The Kansas City Royals rank 5th in the league for runs scored this season (357).
  • The Kansas City Royals rank 5th in the league for RBI's this season (346).

Kansas City Royals vs Oakland Athletics Prediction

The Kansas City Royals are falling off the wagon a bit, and it's to the point them and these cheap prices aren't safe anymore. With that said, the Royals are still the better team here no matter how you slice it, and Seth Lugo has been a fantastic pitcher this season who has done his best work on the road. As I said yesterday, there are no excuses for the Royals in this spot. The Athletics aren't a good baseball team. Give me the Royals and the reasonable price, even if they've burned me lately.

Randy’s Pick Kansas City Royals -145

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